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Movie Details

Title:   Coffy
Director:   Jack Hill
Year:   1973
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   2
Last Seen:   02.01.09

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- Foxy Brown
- Spider Baby
- The Swinging Cheerleaders
- Switchblade Sisters

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.01.09DVR Coffy! This is one of the few movies I have lined up this month that I've seen before, but after revisiting Foxy Brown a while back I wanted to give this another spin and thought it would make a fitting beginning to my little celebration.

I remember the first time I saw this I ended up liking Foxy Brown more. After another viewing, I think I'm changing my position. I loved how brutal this film was. There's really nothing held back. Yes, there's no real internal struggle with Coffy's willingness to kill like there is in Foxy Brown, but her frayed nerves afterward show enough to win me over that she's human and the sheer evil of everyone else makes it completely fulfilling when she dispatches justice. Speaking of evil, the dude who plays the congressman is... oh man! So great. I actually feel sorry for King George, both for his predicament and the prodigious amount of moose knuckle that his yellow pantsuit requires. Poor guy!

Plus I loved the nudity.

So yeah, great film. I loved it. Oh, I also loved the film-specific songs including the end which does a sort of recap of what I just watched in musical form. It's a shame that not many movies do that anymore... I feel like even instances where bands were hired to contribute a song to the film, it's some B-side they had lying around or some random thing not tied to the film in any way. I want more Dragnet rap!!!

So what am I watching tomorrow? Good question.
02.20.07Internet I liked this one too, although I think not quite as much as Foxy Brown. There Grier seemed a bit more human and you can feel how she gets to the kickass brutality she ends up doing. Here's she's more of a force, like a Western hero. And that's cool too... the badass stuff she does here is even basasser than FB... I just didn't feel it quite as much.

but you know... the movie should be considered a classic just for the scene where King George gets out of his car in that yellow bodysuit showing off each ball induvidually... his little theme song there is amazing (and also ripped off by Beck I believe). I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the girl who gets her hands cut by Coffy's hair razors was none other than Linda Haynes (of Rolling Thunder and Human Experiments).

Mostly though this movie, again, was about how much ass Grier can kick... which i have no problem with whatsoever. I should also note than when I mentioned how these are a tad sleazy... I really don't mind that either. Although I think Grier's bust is showed off a bit more in FB, there's still plenty here to like.

Good double feature...
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